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EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« on: March 31, 2017, 09:02:49 pm »
An INSANE dumpster diving find! $300k worth!

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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2017, 09:29:03 pm »
Fantastic find. Really amazing. And I don't believe a word of it. What's the real story, Dave ?  :-X
 
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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2017, 09:29:11 pm »
Nice scope to see working actually, but nup, not buying it!!
 

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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2017, 09:57:38 pm »
Arrr, My reply is gone. Then the forum when crazy!

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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2017, 10:02:16 pm »
Will it blend?
 
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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2017, 10:11:29 pm »
Thank goodness you found it. I got a bit drunk in the workshop last night and mislaid it. Please could I ask that you to send it back to me. I will, of course, reimburse you for the shipping costs.
 
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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2017, 10:26:26 pm »
Nice try, Dave!  :clap: How did you get it?  :o
 

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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2017, 10:26:42 pm »
Will it blend?
For $300000, it will do your taxes, your laundry, and drive you to work every day.

But it won't blend.
 

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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2017, 10:50:34 pm »

Nice scope, however. Would have loved to have one to debug that damn NVMe to USB 3 converter...
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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2017, 11:19:07 pm »
The firmware is all labeled Keysight.... That's relatively new
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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2017, 11:37:02 pm »
I mean, it really looks like April fools, but how did he then actually get someone to lend him such gear to first drop in a dumpster and then open up the case?
Dave did note that there were no seals to break when getting the cover off..... and the dumpster secret might be to not actually throw it in there. :)
 

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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2017, 11:38:40 pm »
That will fit just nicely in the Balrose office.
 

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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2017, 11:39:57 pm »
Hahahaha, you almost got me, but when you found the password just like that I realized that this was simply not possible  ;D ;D
 

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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2017, 11:46:26 pm »
 :-DD You got me Dave! Damn!
 

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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2017, 11:49:25 pm »
I want it. I need to probe some PC133 SDRAM, but my DS1054Z just wasn't cutting it.

If it is not an April Fools prank.
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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2017, 11:56:10 pm »
Ah stupid timezones! Hook, line and sinker! :)
 
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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2017, 12:00:09 am »
Looks nice, but I am trying to decide between this and a Tektronix 465 from craigslist. Can you do a comparison of the two?
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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2017, 12:15:26 am »
not gonna fall for this dave :P but I did nearly finish my 100 watt led flashlight build :) just finishing touches left..
 

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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2017, 12:17:24 am »
"Have never found a scope in the dumpster"? Isn't the dumpster your primary source of scopes? ;) Way to ruin your own long-running joke :)
 

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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2017, 12:24:26 am »
Isn't it traditional that dumpster finds that Dave doesn't want get given away....?
 

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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2017, 12:28:37 am »
Thats so filthy theres no way its not going to be restricted content!
 

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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2017, 12:31:21 am »
Dave hasn't gone Harry Potter on it. I'm pretty sure it has terrible microphonics issues when tapped with a pointer ;)
 
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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2017, 12:33:44 am »
From the serial, the factory calibration date is 6/17/10. The SW version running is 05.75.00402 which was released on 2/24/17 (recent!). Current SW is 06.00.00628 which was released 3/29/17. End of support for this model is 3/1/21.

This looks like a Keysight demo unit to me. (1) Keysight rep card on top, (2) no corporate asset tag, (3) no one needs / buys that many SW options for one unit, (4) manufactured right at the start of the product lifecycle.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2017, 12:43:14 am by duggerd »
 
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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2017, 12:38:00 am »
Sniff sniff, I smell boolsheet! :)

Here's a couple of tells:
+ The rear housing screws were removed before trying to power on, presumably to introduce the supply fault.
+ Sticky tape has been added to conceal the windows COA sticker, but not the S/N (the roll of tape is sitting on Dave's shelf).
+ If I'm reading it right, the scope has only had one cal from new (June 2010). It seems unlikely a working lab would spend $300k and never calibrate it.
+ The test lead he cobbled together looks suspiciously like the main cable from an Agilent RF power rail probe.

Better give Keysight their demo unit back.
 
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